“Trump is not ready to compromise” – Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany, shares his thoughts on Donald Trump’s State of the Union address. rbb-Inforadio. February 6, 2019

“Bush embodied warmth and leadership.“ In an interview with Inforadio rbb, Rüdiger Lentz, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, remembers George H.W. Bush, whom he has met on a number of occasions. “He was a very noble and cautious man, which, at times, was perceived as a weakness by some of his louder companions. However, this was anything but a weakness,” Lentz said. Listen in and read the full article here. December 12, 2018 (German)

Aspen Germany’s Program Director Tyson Barker together with Daniela Schwarzer (German Council on Foreign Relations, DGAP), Martin Klingst (Die Zeit and Senior Fellow of Aspen Germany), and Ralph C. Freund (Republicans Overseas Germany) talking about the results of this year’s midterm elections on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Podcast in German). November 9, 2018

“What a Democratic House means for Europe”. Tyson Barker on the impact of the midterm results on Europe. Politico, November 7, 2018

In response to Heiko Maas suggestions on Germany’s future strategy toward the U.S., Tyson Barker notes that in the concept of “balanced partnership, the ethos of former President Obama’s government resonates: Partners do something, friends are something.” Handelsblatt, August 21, 2018. (German)

“We must remain in dialog in difficult times”-  Rüdiger Lentz about the importance of transatlantic relations in today´s issues. Tagesspiegel, August 8, 2018. (German)

Aspen Germany’s Tyson Barker attributed Berlin a “white-knuckle mentality” ahead of the NATO Summit in The Wall Street Journal. July 10, 2018.

“Probably the most important decision that Donald Trump has made in the American political landscape so far” – Tyson Barker about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court. Deutschlandfunk, July 10, 2018. (German)

“Friendly Fire: How united is NATO?” – Tyson Barker discussed within the frame of the talk-show “Quadriga” together with Claudia Major (SWP) and Christian F. Trippe (DW) about the NATO Summit 2018 and the future shape of NATO. Deutsche Welle DW-TV, July 12, 2018. (English and German)

Tyson Barker appeared on rbb-Inforadio to discuss reasons and implications of the U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council. rbb-Inforadio, June 21, 2018. (German)

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz during the ZDF-Mittagsmagazin about Trump (starting 8’30). June 11, 2018 (German)

Rüdiger Lentz, Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, talking in the news talk “Andruck – der Pressetalk” with Ansgar Graw (WELT) and Dr. Josef Braml (DGAP, German Council on Foreign Relations) and TV Berlin Anchor Peter Brinkmann about Trump, import taxes on German cars, and Trump’s relationship to Iran on the one hand and North Korea on the other. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. June 10, 2018 (German)

Tyson Barker was cited by the Guardian in an article on the future of the US-EU trade relations. “Merkel faces tough White House trade talks as Macron a hard act to follow”, the Guardian, April 27, 2018.

Tyson Barker and Mareike Oldemeinen recently published an article on the USA’s role in the further development of the global trade system. “Entering the Ice Age“, Berlin Policy Journal, April 27, 2018.

Tyson Barker published an article on the most important issues during Angela Merkel’s visit to Washington in April 2018 in The Hill. “For Trump, the Macron party is over; Merkel’s visit will be all business”. The Hill, April 26, 2018.

Podcast “Digital Revolution. Why Germany is no big player”, a recording of the debate “Is Germany Ready for the AI Revolution?” at the Aspen Institute’s 2018 AI Conference, including French journalist Cécile Boutelet, physicist Michael Feindt, member of parliament Thomas Jarzombek (CDU) and Lothar Schröder, member of the executive board of Verdi. Deutschlandfunk Nova, April 22, 2018. (German)

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz on Trump’s „declaration of war“ via Tweet on the German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. April 12, 2018 (German)

Deutsche Welle’s coverage of the 2018 Aspen AI Conference: “Conference debates how AI can shed its ‘black box’ image”. Deutsche Welle, March 16, 2018.

Article on Deutsche Welle about the 2018 AI Conference: “Humanity disrupted? Berlin conference explores AI possibilities”. Deutsche Welle, March 15, 2018.

“CSU man Weber demands a harder course toward Putin“ – Interview with Tyson Barker conducted by the Augsburger Allgemeine. (German) March 13, 2018

Tyson Barker, Program Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, in an interview conducted by the German radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur on Obama’s rumored program on Netflix. (Podcast in German) March 9, 2018

„Culture and Military. A rapproachment in seven facets.” Klaus Wittmann, Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute Germany, in the March/April issue of the paper of the Deutscher Kulturrat, the head organization of German federal cultural associations, Politik und Kultur. (German)

Tyson Barker was cited on rbb-Inforadio about the shifting attitude towards gun legislation in the United States. rbb-Inforadio, February 23, 2018. (German)

In an interview with Deutsche Welle after the Parkland school shooting, Tyson Barker weighs in on the US gun debate and explains why this time it might be possible to pass stricter gun legislation. Deutsche Welle, February 23, 2018. (German)

Tyson Barker, Program Director of the Aspen Institute Germany, was interviewed about reasons for the spread of fake news on the “Fakecast” podcast produced by the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Bayerischer Rundfunk, February 7, 2018. (German)

Rüdiger Lentz and Institut Aspen France’s Executive Director Ioanna Kohler call for the establishment of a Franco-German AI commission in the German newspaper Tagesspiegel. January 22, 2018. (German)

Rüdiger Lentz talks about one year Donald Trump with Ansgar Graw, journalist at DIE WELT, and TV Berlin moderator Peter Brinkmann in Andruck der Pressetalk, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. January 21, 2018 (German)

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director, discussed with Malte Lehmann, Tagesspiegel, and Matthew Karnitschnig, POLITICO, on invitation of DW Deutsche Welle the topic “One Year Trump: Beyond All Reason?” January 11, 2018

Rüdiger Lentz talking about „One Year Trump – How Damaged Are Transatlantic Relations?“ on rbb Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. December 27, 2017 (German)

Tyson Barker Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany on the new coalition talks in Germany and the chances for Germany’s right wing to increase its numbers in The Washington Times. 17. Dezember 2017

„Trump is not the problem. He is just the symptom of an underlying problem”, Tyson Barker, Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany, in Die Presse on the consequences the current situation in the US will have on the global order. December 2, 2017

Tyson Barker, Program Director Aspen Germany, on Angela Merkel and the termination of the Jamaica-Talks on USA Today. November 20, 2017

One year after the Elections: What are the Consequences? Tyson Barker, Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany, speaks with the Inforadio on the topic of an “Arcane America”. November 12, 2017  (German)

„Republicans are afraid of him”, stated Tyson Barker, Program Director at the Aspen Institute Germany, in an interview with Deutschlandfunk, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Trump Administration. November 8, 2017 (German)

„One Year Trump: One Year Full of Setbacks“ – Rüdiger Lentz in an eleven-minute interview on the German Broadcast Inforadio. November 8, 2017 (German)

„The AfD is Germany’s litmus test.“ – The Aspen Institute’s Executive Director, Rüdiger Lentz, in an interview conducted by the American Council on Germany on Germany on the outcome of the German Election and the future of the German party landscape. September 25, 2017

The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder spends 15 minutes with Rüdiger Lentz talking about the rise of populism in the West and how it’s impacting liberal democracies. September 24, 2017

Aspen Program Director Tyson Barker speaking to Reuters about a Russian cyber attack on the Rheinland-Pfalz CDU’s party infrastructure: ”The main battle front in this hybrid war – in the U.S. as in Germany – will likely be in the states, not Berlin or Washington.“ September 4, 2017

The University of Siegen reporting on a visit by a delegation of American scientists to discuss current research projects and future transatlantic cooperation. The exchange took place as part of the Aspen Institute’s „German-American Dialogue“. August 25, 2017 (German)

“Bannon was the radical top of the iceberg” – Interview with Aspen Germany’s Executive Director Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Deutschlandfunk on Trump’s chief strategist Steven Bannon’s withdrawal (podcast, transcription – German only). August 19, 2017.

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker, Deputy Director des Aspen Institute Deutschland, im Gespräch mit rbb-Inforadio zu den widersprüchlichen Reaktionen des U.S. Präsidenten Donald Trump auf die jüngsten Ereignisse in Charlottesville, Virginia. Wie glaubwürdig ist Trump’s Botschaft in diesem Zusammenhang? 18. August 2017.

Aspen Germany’s Tyson Barker talks to CGTN about Congressional sanctions on Russia and what it really means for Germany’s industry. July 26, 2017.

The DAGSIWI, the German-American society Siegerland-Wittgenstein e.V., reports about American representatives of civil society as part of the German American Dialog 2017 in Siegen. May 31, 2017.

The Representative of German Industry and Trade published an article on the alumni reception of the Bundestag and Congress Staffers Exchange 2017 and the importance of transatlantic trade relations and the German-American Dialog. July 11, 2017.

In a conversation with SWR2  correspondent Doris Maull, Rüdiger Lentz talked about his career, provided an assessment of the transatlantic relationship and offered insights into the work of the Aspen Institute Germany. (German) June 24, 2017.

Tyson Barker talks on Reuters about the recent Russian hacking attack against Julia Klöckner, politician from the conservative CDU. September 4, 2017.

„Mayors cannot afford ideologies“ – Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, in an interview conducted by Annette Riedel of Deutschlandfunk Kultur during the Kennedy Breakfast at the city hall of Schöneberg. The breakfast was hosted by the Aspen Institute Germany on July 8, 2017

“US delegation visiting Potsdam“ – as part of the German American Dialog a delegation visited Potdsam in order to discuss topics like climate protection and public transport accompanied by the local TV station Brandenburg Aktuell, May 10, 2017 (German)
The GAD was also reported on by the Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten. Klick here (May 8) and here (May 12) for the German reports.

Aspen Germany’s Program Director Tyson Barker summarizes: Five Transatlantic Takeaways from the 2017 Munich Securtiy Conference. February 19, 2017

Interview with Tyson Baker conducted by Deutsche Welle on the issue of Mike Flynn, February 15, 2017

Program Director Tyson Barker in the Berlin Policy Journal on “Beggar Thy Neighbor. How Europe can prepare for American mercantilism.” February 15, 2017

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by the WDR 5 Morgenecho on Gabriel meeting Tillerson, February 3, 2017 (German)

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 2 on Gabriel’s first meeting as Federal Foreign Minister with Tillerson and Vice President Prence, February 3, 2017 (German)

“Trump’s first days as President of the United States” Rüdiger Lentz on ARD Mittagsmagazin (TV, 12’40 – 16’10), January 23, 2017 (German)

Rüdiger Lentz and other Experts in the Tagesspiegel Live Blog on the Inauguration of Donald Trump, January 20, 2017 (German)

“Trump still in election battle mode” Rüdiger Lentz in an interview (transcript) with the Deutschlandradio Kultur on Trump’s interview published in Bild, January 16, 2017

“Trump has to take a stand“ – Rüdiger Lentz in an interview with the Deutschlandfunk on Donald Trump’s alleged susceptibility to blackmail, January 11, 2017 (German)

Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker joining the TV Discussion Phoenix Runde with John C. Kornblum (former U.S. Ambassador in Germany), Klaus Scharioth (former German Ambassador in the U.S.), and Markus Feldenkirchen (Der Spiegel) on the issue „New Team in the White House – What is Donald Trump’s Agenda?“ December 14, 2016 (video in German)

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 5 on: “Farewell – Was Obama a great President?”, November 17, 2016 (German)

Interview with Thorsten Freers, Program Officer of the German American Dialog, conducted by Freie Presse on November 11, 2016 (German)

“Facing growing populism” – Article by Executive Director Rüdiger Lentz, published by Berliner Morgenpost on November 10, 2016 (German)

Handelsblatt Global on the U.S. Election Night 2016: “Berlin watches the drama unfold”, November 9, 2016

“Trump in the White House: Good Night, America?” – Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 2 – Arena on November 9, 2016

“The world with President Trump” – Deutsche Welle after the election of Donald Trump, November 9, 2016 (German)

“Quo vadis, Amerika?“ Deputy Director Dr. Anna Kuchenbecker attended talks on the U.S. American election campaign broadcast on WDR 5 on October 27, 2016 (German)

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Deutschlandfunk on the nomination of Hillary Clinton (German), July 27, 2016.

Charles King Mallory IV, former director of the Aspen Institute Germany, assesses President Obama’s eight-year administration. Listen to the interview here. A transcript is available here. (both in German), July 11, 2016.

Spiegel Online about the results of a poll regarding Brexit conducted by YouGov and presented by YouGov and Aspen Germany (German), May 31, 2016. The results can be downloaded here (English).

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by the Inforadio (German) about Donald Trump’s speech on US foreign policy: “America first!”, April 28, 2016

“TTIP-Bashing” – Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR 5 (German) on April 25, 2016

Karsten Voigt, member of the board of trustees of the Aspen Institute Deutschland e.V., in an interview conducted by Deutschlandfunk, which can be read or listened to in German, March 21, 2016

Senior Fellow Brigadiergeneral (ret.) Dr. Klaus Wittmann in a vodcast of the onlinejournal Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft (IPG, International Politics and Society) on the topic “Five Years of Civil War in Syria – Assessment of the Situation from a political and military point of view.” February 19, 2016 (German)

Interview with Garry Kasparov, keynote speaker at the Aspen Annual Gala 2015, conducted by Deutschlandradio Kultur, October 15, 2015 (German)

“Europe must become independent,“ commentary by Malte Lehming, Tagesspiegel, October 15, 2015 (German)

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted for the Berliner Spaziergang, a series in the Sunday edition of the Berliner Morgenpost on August 30, 2015 (German).

“Constructive Approach to the Relationship with Russia,” Aspen Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann in Behörden Spiegel’s newsletter “Defense, Armed Forces, Defense Technology,” issue June 2015 (German).

“More Women on Supervisory Boards” – video clip with Christine Wolff, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany, about women on supervisory boards, published on Deutsche Welle (German) on April 8, 2015.

“Collaboration, As Far As Possible; Defense, As Far As Necessary“ – Article by Karsten D. Voigt, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute Germany, published on the website of the AICGS – American Institute for Contemporary German Studies on April 14, 2015

“German-Americans: The silent minority.“ Quote by Rüdiger Lentz in the Economist, issue February 7, 2015.

Speech by Rüdiger Lentz to representatives of government, business and the media on the occasion of the AmCham Germany’s New Year reception on February 23, 2015 (German).

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by WDR5 on January21, 2015 about Obama’s State of the Union Address (German).

Speech by Dr. Mathias Döpfner, CEO of the publishing house Axel Springer SE and first recipient of the “Shepard Stone Award for Outstanding Transatlantic Leadership“, to representatives of government, business and the media on the occasion of Axel Springer’s New Year reception on January 12, 2015 (German).

Article on the first Transatlantic Conference and the festivities held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute Germany on page 92 of the winter issue 2014/2015 of The Aspen Idea.

“Big data: privacy is a must” (Dr. Mathias Döpfner) and “Are we family?” (Victoria Nuland) are the titles of two articles published in the November/December issue of the Atlantic Times on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute Germany.

On November 5, 2014 the Aspen Institute Germany hosted its Sixth Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office and the British Embassy in Berlin. On this occasion, Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond presented their joint initiative to revitalize the reform process in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The initiative was subsequently published in the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau (in German). Deutsche Welle reported from the Sixth Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference that the Ukraine crisis puts the EU’s focus back on the Western Balkans (in German). Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić urged the EU at the Sixth Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference to “keep focus on the Western Balkans”. The Macedonian news agency Independent reported on the Sixth Aspen Southeast Europe Foreign Ministers’ Conference in two articles.

The Bosnia initiative was commented on in The Economist, Deutsche Welle, (German) and, and the Bosnian as well as in the Turkish press on November 6, 2014.

TV interview conducted by Deutsche Welle with Rüdiger Lentz, John C. Kornblum, and Katrin Hattenhauer on the subject “Agenda – Fall of the Berlin Wall – 25 Years On“, on November 4, 2014.

“Transatlantic relations: Sustainable dialogue trumps political speed dating“ –Michael Knigge, Deutsche Welle correspondent and participant of the Young Professionals Program 2005 and 2006, about the conference and the 40th anniversary of the Aspen Institute Deutschland.

Supplement in Die ZEIT on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of The Aspen Institute Germany, published on October 9, 2014.

On October 9, the Aspen Institute Germany celebrated its 40th anniversary with a transatlantic conference: “The Transatlantic Partnership At Stake: Do We Still Need Each Other?“ Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State gave the key noteDeutsche Welle stated: “Transatlantic Partnership is vital but uninspired.“ Die Welt wrote: “Tagung in Berlin: USA und Europa – die lieblose, alternativlose Ehe“ (German text).

“Honored by the Aspen Institute: Shepard-Stone-Award for Mathias Döpfner“ reports on the bestowal of the first Shepard Stone Award on the evening of October 9, 2014

Announcement of Victoria Nuland’s participation in Aspen Germany’s 40th anniversary on October 8, 2014 on Berlin Global | Diplomacy.

Director’s press release on the occasion of 40 years Aspen Institute Germany (German text) published on October 6, 2014.

On 4 October, Rüdiger Lentz was honored with the Lucius D. Clay Medal in Dresden, as reported on by the websites of the Federation of German-American Clubs, Young Transatlantic Initiative, and

On September 16, 2014, Dr. Klaus Wittmann discussed the topic “IS in Bloodlust – Who Is Going to Stop the Terrorists?” on Phoenix Runde.

Aspen Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann in The Atlantic Times: “The West Is Not Russia’s Enemy” (Vol. 11, September/October 2014).

On September 4, 2014, Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann discussed the topic “Nato 2.0 – Realignment against Russia?” on Phoenix Runde.

„Germany Is Not an Island“ is the title of Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann’s article (German Text) on the blog of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Review 2014 – Außenpolitik weiter denken on July 30, 2014, which deals with Germany’s responsibility in foreign affairs.

“Spy Affair Continues” – Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Morgen Echo WDR 5 on July5, 2014

Interview with Rüdiger Lentz conducted by Aspen France on June 26, 2014.

On May 7, 2014 the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published a commentary written by Aspen’s Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann on page 2, titled “NATO’s Mistakes. While Putin’s Power Politics Can’t Be Justified, the West Should Be Self-critical as Well.”

NATO press release about the visit of Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow to Aspen Germany for the conference “NATO’s Role for Europe’s Security” on April 10, 2014

On March 26, 2014, Rüdiger Lentz talked with Deutschlandfunk’s Martin Zagatta, “The U.S. is shifting their focus back towards Europe.”

The ORF News Magazine  ZIB 2 featured a statement by Rüdiger Lentz regarding the “Worsening of the Crimea Crisis” on March 13, 2014.

On March 5, 2014, Christiane Kaess interviewed Rüdiger Lentz for Deutschlandfunk: “Make it easier for Putin not to lose his face.”

Our Senior Fellow Dr. Klaus Wittmann published an op-ed called “Active Instead of Reactive Politics” at on February 2, 2014.

On January 28, 2014, Rüdiger Lentz discussed the topic “Disappointed Friends – How Trustworthy is Obama?” on Phoenix-Runde.

“A huge political cowardice” Johannes Altmeyer interviewed Rüdiger Lentz for “Amerika Wählt” on January 21, 2014.

“Trying to please everyone” Rüdiger Lentz spoke with Bettina Klein on Deutschlandfunk on January 17, 2014.

“We Are Friends, Not Buddies.” FAZ report on the Römerberg-Gespräche in Frankfurt on October 27, 2013.

“A Fresh Take on Old Ties.” The Atlantic Times, October 4, 2013 on the plans of Rüdiger Lentz with the Aspen Institute. (On page 4 of the print version from October 10, 2013)

“A serious crisis of the U.S. government” Rüdiger Lentz in an interview with Deutschlandfunk at October 10, 2013 on the US budget crisis.

“New Leadership at the Aspen Institute”, Politikszene, Ausgabe 444, also in the Business & Diplomacy newsletter September 2013.